Jordi Alba tried to con the referee against Arsenal.

Jordi Alba produces awful dive against Arsenal

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Barcelona's stars hardly have the finest reputation when it comes to simulation and Jordi Alba was at it again during the game against Arsenal.

In the second half, the Spanish left-back clashed with Olivier Giroud and took a tumble after making contact with the Gunners' striker.

Upon further review, it turns out Alba was merely trying to con the referee into thinking Giroud had swung an elbow into his face.


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Alba quickly got back up and squared up to Giroud - despite being significantly shorter than the France international - even leaning his face toward's Giroud.

The referee found no wrong-doing in the incident, refusing to book either player.

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Barcelona hardly have the greatest reputation when it comes to feigning injury and diving. Among Alba, Sergio Busquets, Dani Alves and Neymar, the Catalan giants have a host of players frequently keen to seek an immoral advantage.

Check out Alba's dive below.

And Twitter reacted with expected frustration.

Many expected the Gunners to come under a barrage of attacks but, to their credit, Arsene Wenger's team could be proud of their efforts. They pushed forward and were undone by a moment of class from Messi.

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